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John Green | The Fault in Our Stars

Flatlay Picture of The Fault In Our Stars.


Despite the tumour-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten.
Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green's most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.


This book, OH GOD! It gave me shivers while I read this. I am quite a fan of YA Romantic Fiction Reads. This book met my expectations by a great lot. This was my first ever John Green book.
I didn't know that Hazel and Augustus would be hovering over my mind for 2 weeks straight after I finished reading the book. 

The Fault in Our Stars begins the story by right away telling us about the protagonist Hazel Grace Lancaster. She is a 16-year-old girl who has been suffering from a terminal form of thyroid cancer since she was 13. She narrates this book as well. 
It is a Romance read so you must pretty much expect our male protagonist to appear anytime soon now and he does appear very soon too. His name is Augustus 'Gus' Waters, he's 17 and in remission, he once had osteosarcoma which caused him to amputate his right leg. As much expectedly, when she meets her, 'things start to change in her lives'. Pretty much a 'girl meets a boy and suddenly life changes' cliche. Although what wasn't that sort of an expected cliche was that both the protagonists are severely-ill and the end gets very tragic in-fact.

So we come to know that Hazel doesn't like to go to the cancer support group her mother intends her to send her to. She's very reluctant after all her 'awkward', 'introverted' years as a teen. However, that's where she unexpectedly finds her love, her very own, Augustus 'Gus' Waters. They both loved each other a real lot but she did know that this love was going to be a great failure and probably really toxic right from the beginning.

However, even though she knew the end, she wanted to live the present. (After all, Gus never stopped charming her.) They go on to travel to Amsterdam together in search of their favourite book, "An Imperial Affliction's" author. It was at that time when their relationship really deepened. They realised that life was, in general, really tough for everyone indeed. All that mattered was to be happy, whenever and wherever you are. 

I loved the positivity displayed in the book. The poetic or otherwise beautiful language of the book gave a lasting emotional impression on my self. I loved that the author could maintain such a great plot even with a central topic of cancer. (Sickness in general) I must say the book was amazing, the ending heartbreaking!


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